Determining Your Perfect Fit
Obviously, one of the most important things to consider before transferring to Bluefield University is how all of your classes fit in our degree programs.
Bluefield University understands that you want to complete your bachelor’s degree in a timely manner, so we do strive to accept as much previous college work as possible towards your Bluefield degree.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Bluefield University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); therefore, we will accept all previous credits earned at any other regionally accredited, four-year college or university.
- Students coming from a regionally accredited two-year college can transfer in a maximum of 68 total hours.
- Bluefield University has multiple articulation agreements in place that may be considered through the evaluation process.
- Virginia Community College students – Bluefield University has an articulation agreement with the Virginia Community College System. Under the terms of this agreement, students who graduate from Virginia community colleges in a designated Associate of Arts and Sciences or Associate of Sciences degree program and have achieved a GPA of at least 2.5 in their academic work are eligible for automatic acceptance. We will also consider all general education courses that are not required for a student’s major as fulfilled.
- The Bluefield Core – Bluefield University requires a unique 9-hour block of courses for incoming freshman students. A transfer student who has not completed a VCCS Associate, but who has completed 32 transferrable hours, will be exempted from one of these classes, Invitation to Inquiry, COR 1012.
Accepted students will receive a Transcript Evaluation:
- Typically, within five business days of acceptance. If a delay is expected, an accepted student will be notified of when they can expect this completed document.
- As a PDF document via email and as a physical copy sent in the mail.
- Each time new course work is received. A similar five (5) business day window is to be expected.
Accepted students can also expect a phone call from the Transfer Counselor to allow for questions after the Plan to Complete or Advising Worksheet has been sent. The Transfer Counselor does not have final authority on transfer credit decisions and may at times refer questions to the Office of the Registrar or ultimately the Vice President for Academic Affairs.